2/27/2019

各種事情都可能發生在你身上,但它們不必然都會影響你的靈魂。 Things can happen to you, but they don't have to happen to your soul.

 Things can happen to you, but they don't  have to happen to your soul.
- Jennifer Lawrence
各種事情都可能發生在你身上,但它們不必然都會影響你的靈魂。
- 奧斯卡影后 珍妮佛勞倫斯 

2/24/2019

只要有欲望,我就有生存的理由,滿足視同死亡。As long as I have a want, I have reason for living. Satisfaction is death.

As long as I have a want, I have reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
— George Bernard Shaw, Playwright
只要有欲望,我就有生存的理由,滿足視同死亡。
– 喬治‧蕭伯納 (1856-1950) 愛爾蘭人, 1925 年諾貝爾文學獎,作品《賣花女》在 1935 改拍為電影並獲得奧斯卡最佳劇本獎。倫敦經濟學院 (London School of Economics) 創辦人之一。

幻想不只替代不如人意的現實世界,它也是最終的演練、策劃,世上所有行動的執行都是由想像開始。Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Journalist

困境導致一些人破亡,另一些人破紀錄。Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
— William Arthur Ward, Scholar
– 威廉‧亞瑟‧沃德 (1921-1994) 美國作家,著 Fountains of Faith (信念的泉源)。

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success.
— Albert Schweitzer, Humanitarian

Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.

Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

相信你的直覺,它通常是基於儲存在意識底下的事實。Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
— Joyce Brothers, Psychologist

In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.

In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.

夢想真的會實現,只要我們努力盼望。你可以得到人生中的任何東西,如果你願意犧牲其它一切。Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
— J. M. Barrie, Dramatist
夢想真的會實現,只要我們努力盼望。你可以得到人生中的任何東西,如果你願意犧牲其它一切。
– 詹姆斯‧馬修‧巴利 (1860-1937) 蘇格蘭的作家及劇作家,世界著名兒童文學《彼得潘》的作者。

自信的往你夢想的方向前進,過你所想像的生活。Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
— Henry David Thoreau, Philosopher
自信的往你夢想的方向前進,過你所想像的生活。
– 亨利‧大衛‧梭羅 (1817-1862) 美國哲學家,著作 Walden (瓦爾登湖) 描述獨自居住在瓦爾登湖畔小屋兩年兩個月的省思及思考。他的論文 Civil Disobedience (論公民的不服從權利) 影響後世的甘地、馬丁路德、及托爾斯泰等。

不要熄滅你的靈感及想像,不要成為你個體的奴隸。Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
— Vincent van Gogh, Artist

仔細的看自己內在,如果你一直尋找,資源總是會浮現出來。Look well into thyself; there is a source which will always spring up if thou wilt always search there.

Look well into thyself; there is a source which will always spring up if thou wilt always search there.
— Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

2/23/2019

隱藏自己的恐懼,但與人分享你的願景。Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.
— Robert Louis Stevenson, Novelist

勝利需要才華,重覆勝利需要品格。Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.

Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
— John Wooden, Basketball Coach

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
— Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
— George Bernard Shaw, Playwright

一位真正的領導者有獨自矗立的信心、做困難決定的勇氣、及傾聽別人需求的憐憫心。他不是本來就想當領導者,但他優良的行為及正直的目的,使他成為領導者。A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
— Douglas MacArthur, General

今天有人坐在樹蔭下,是因為有人在很久前種了樹。Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
— Warren Buffet, Investor

不要因為說再見而感到難過,先有告別才會有再次相遇,而且對朋友來說,片刻過後或一生過後的再次相遇是必然的。Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
— Richard Bach, Writer
不要因為說再見而感到難過,先有告別才會有再次相遇,而且對朋友來說,片刻過後或一生過後的再次相遇是必然的。
– 理查‧巴哈 (1936- ) 美國作家,《天地一沙鷗》的作者,他熱愛飛行運動,他常喜歡藉由飛行來做比喻,闡述他的哲學思想。

要有耐心,所有的事情在變成容易前都是困難的。Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
— Saadi Shirazi, Poet
要有耐心,所有的事情在變成容易前都是困難的。
– 薩迪‧設拉茲 (1184 – 1283) 波斯中世紀時代最重要的詩人之一,也常在西方國家被引用。除了寫作外,他深遠的社會及道德思想也使他敬重。

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
— Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
— Leo Tolstoy, Novelist

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
— Mary Ann Evans, Novelist

In calm water every ship has a good captain.

In calm water every ship has a good captain.
— Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US President

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
— Douglas MacArthur, General

開始階段是工作裡最重要的部份。The beginning is the most important part of the work.

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
— Plato, Philosopher
開始階段是工作裡最重要的部份。
– 柏拉圖 (427 BC – 347 BC) 數學家、哲學家,為蘇格拉底的學生,亞里斯多德的老師,著有《蘇格拉底對話錄》,三人被廣泛認為是西方哲學的奠基者。

沒有人因得到了什麼而受到尊敬,尊敬是一個人因付出而得到的回饋。No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
— Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the US

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

移開山頭的人以搬開小石頭開始。The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
— William Faulkner, Novelist
移開山頭的人以搬開小石頭開始。
– 威廉‧福克納(1897-1962) 美國小說家及短篇故事作家,1949 年諾貝爾文學獎,20 世紀最具有影響力的作家之一。

相信看得到及摸得到的一點也不算相信 – 相信看不到的才是一件勝利及幸福的事。To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all – but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.

To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all – but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.
— Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

在一個困難的職業中進步領先,對自己需有強烈的信念,那就是為何一些才智平庸,但內在動力強的人,比起才智優越很多的人能夠走得更遠許多。Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
— Sophia Loren, Actress

如同不能脱皮的蛇會死亡,無法改變想法的人,他們不再是明智的人。The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.

命運的轉變會測試朋友的可靠度。The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.

The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Philosopher
命運的轉變會測試朋友的可靠度。
–西塞羅 (106 BC – 43 BC) 古羅馬政治家、雄辯家及哲學家,將希臘哲學引進羅馬,他的著作也深遠的影響後世的文藝復興及歐洲文化。

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.

It is the studying that you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows.

一個有睿智的人不犯錯,他的錯誤是通往新發現的入口。A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are the portals of discovery.

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are the portals of discovery.
— James Joyce, Novelist
一個有睿智的人不犯錯,他的錯誤是通往新發現的入口。
– 詹姆斯‧喬伊斯 (1882-1941) 愛爾蘭小說家和詩人, 20 世紀最有影響力的作家之一,代表作長篇小說《尤利西斯》、短篇小說集《都柏林人》。

The day people stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.

There are risks and costs to a plan of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

I was just pursuing what I enjoyed doing. I mean, I was pursuing my passion.

滿足主要不是來自巨大的財富而是很少的慾望。Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.

Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.
— Epictetus, Philosopher

偉大的事不是在衝動下完成,而是經由完成一系列的小事情;而且偉大的事不是偶然發生,它一定要靠意念達成。The great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. And great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.

The great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. And great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.
— Vincent van Gogh, Artist
偉大的事不是在衝動下完成,而是經由完成一系列的小事情;而且偉大的事不是偶然發生,它一定要靠意念達成。
–文森‧梵谷(1853-1890) 出生荷蘭,後印象派畫家,作品以粗略的美感、情感的真實,及膽大的色係而著名,對20 世紀的藝術有深遠的影響。

我們多數人的危機不在於把目標設得太高而沒達成,而是把目標訂得太低並且達成。The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.
— Michelangelo, Artist
我們多數人的危機不在於把目標設得太高而沒達成,而是把目標訂得太低並且達成。
– 米開朗基羅(1475-1574) 義大利畫家、雕刻家、及建築師,與達文西同為義大利文藝復興時代的典型代表人物。最著名的雕刻作品為「大衛像」及「聖母慟子像」,壁畫位於梵蒂岡西斯廷禮拜堂內《創世紀》天頂畫及《最後的審判》壁畫,他也設計規劃聖彼得大教堂的興建。

相信使人堅強,懷疑使人軟弱,先有堅強的信念才有偉大的行為。He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
— Louisa May Alcott, Novelist

神祕的事物是我們所能體驗最美麗的東西,它是所有藝術及科學的源頭。無法有此感受的人,不能再停下思索、或因敬仰而駐足著迷的人,他們如同死人般,他們的眼睛是闔上的。The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
— Albert Einstein, Physicist

到達終點很棒,但過程總是最有樂趣的部份。It’s great to arrive, but the trip’s most always most of the fun.

It’s great to arrive, but the trip’s most always most of the fun.
— Malcolm Forbes, Publisher
到達終點很棒,但過程總是最有樂趣的部份。
– 邁爾康‧富比士 (1919-1990) 《富比士》雜誌發行人。

多數人將時間花在『急迫』而非『重要』的事情上。Most people spend their time on the ‘urgent’ rather than on the ‘important.

Most people spend their time on the ‘urgent’ rather than on the ‘important.
— Robert Hutchins, Educational Philosopher
多數人將時間花在『急迫』而非『重要』的事情上。
– 羅伯特‧哈欽斯 (1899-1977) 美國教育哲學家,耶魯大學法學院院長、芝加哥大學校長。哈欽斯也是非宗教性「永恆主義」中最具影響力的人之一。

對於沒有抱負的人,他的信念來自於成就;對於有抱負的人,他的成就出自於信念。An unaspiring person believes according to what he achieves. An aspiring person achieves according to what he believes.

An unaspiring person believes according to what he achieves. An aspiring person achieves according to what he believes.
— Sri Chinmoy, Spiritual Master
對於沒有抱負的人,他的信念來自於成就;對於有抱負的人,他的成就出自於信念。
– 親穆儀 (1931-2007) 印度的心靈哲學師,移居美國後開始教導靜坐潛修,主張內在心靈的平靜,亦融入體育、文學詩歌、音樂、藝術創作等修習。

一個人的能力與心靈不可能不同調,如果他的心靈有條理、認真且嚴謹,他的能力也一定不錯且明智。相反的,當其中一方沉倫,另一方也會被玷污。A man’s ability cannot possibly be of one sort and his soul of another. If his soul be well-ordered, serious and restrained, his ability also is sound and sober. Conversely, when the one degenerates, the other is contaminated.

A man’s ability cannot possibly be of one sort and his soul of another. If his soul be well-ordered, serious and restrained, his ability also is sound and sober. Conversely, when the one degenerates, the other is contaminated.
— Seneca, Philosopher


衡量一個人是透過他的朋友,因為智者與愚者看法從未相同過。A man is judged by his friends, for the wise and the foolish have never agreed.

A man is judged by his friends, for the wise and the foolish have never agreed.
— Baltasar Gracian, Philosopher
衡量一個人是透過他的朋友,因為智者與愚者看法從未相同過。
– 巴爾塔沙.葛拉西安(1601-1658) 西班牙哲學家、思想家、耶穌會教士,代表作《智慧書》。他的思想對許多道德倫理學家、德國宮廷文學,及19 世紀哲學產生了重要影響。

決心善待年幼者、同情年長者、支持奮鬥者、包容弱者及犯錯者,你一生遲早也都會歷經這些過程。Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.
— Robert H. Goddard, Inventor
決心善待年幼者、同情年長者、支持奮鬥者、包容弱者及犯錯者,你一生遲早也都會歷經這些過程。
– 羅伯特‧戈達德(1882-1945)美國物理學家、教授和發明家,液體火箭的發明者。他的研究在生前沒有得到太多支持,還有記者嘲笑他的太空理論。但在戈達德去世後,太空時代來臨,反被視為現代火箭理論的奠基者。

別過分主動,但表現得友善及有禮;做第一個打招呼、傾聽及回應的人;且在該說話時別沉思太久。Be not forward, but friendly and courteous; the first to salute, hear and answer; and be not pensive when it is time to converse.

Be not forward, but friendly and courteous; the first to salute, hear and answer; and be not pensive when it is time to converse.
— George Washington, The First President of the U.S.
別過分主動,但表現得友善及有禮;做第一個打招呼、傾聽及回應的人;且在該說話時別沉思太久。
– 喬治‧華盛頓 (1732-1799)美國第一任總統,美國獨立戰爭時擔任殖民地的總司令。他主持制憲會議,制定了美國憲法,被尊稱為美國「國父」。他因獲得全體選舉團的無異議支持而擔任 2 屆美國總統,任內設立許多持續至今的政策和傳統。

如果勇敢是一個不懂恐懼的特質,那麼我從來沒見過一個勇敢的人。所有的人都會害怕,且人愈聰明,他們就愈會害怕。勇敢的人,即便感到恐懼,也強迫自己繼續前進。If bravery is a quality which knows not fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on.

If bravery is a quality which knows not fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on.
— George Patton, General
如果勇敢是一個不懂恐懼的特質,那麼我從來沒見過一個勇敢的人。所有的人都會害怕,且人愈聰明,他們就愈會害怕。勇敢的人,即便感到恐懼,也強迫自己繼續前進。
– 喬治‧巴頓(1885-1945) 美國陸軍上將,在二次世界大戰領導美軍,一生戰功顯赫,獲得無數獎、勳章。

夢想者被人嘲笑不切實際,但事實上,他們是最實際的人,因為他們的創新引發進步,並為所有人帶來更好的生活方式。Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.

Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.
— Robin Sharma, Leadership Expert
夢想者被人嘲笑不切實際,但事實上,他們是最實際的人,因為他們的創新引發進步,並為所有人帶來更好的生活方式。
– 羅賓.夏瑪(1964-) 印度裔的加拿大人,著有領導力相關書籍,包括全球暢銷書《和尚賣了法拉利》,作品翻譯成70 種語言在60 個國家銷售,他所成立的「夏瑪領導國際公司」專門協助企業員工發展領導力,客戶包括全球500 大企業。

我們需要創意來掙脫臨時的框架,而框架是在經過一連串特定經驗後所形成。We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.
— Edward de Bono, Author
我們需要創意來掙脫臨時的框架,而框架是在經過一連串特定經驗後所形成。
– 愛德華‧德‧波諾 (1933- )牛津大學心理學及生理學碩士、劍橋大學醫學博士、蘇格蘭鄧迪大學法學博士、墨爾本皇家理工大學設計學博士。他創立了 lateral thinking (平向思考) 一詞,著有暢銷書 Six Thinking Hats (六頂思考帽子)。

人生的快樂取決於你思維的品質。因此,依此看管你的想法,注意勿持有違背美德與常理的觀點。The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notion unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notion unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
— Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor
人生的快樂取決於你思維的品質。因此,依此看管你的想法,注意勿持有違背美德與常理的觀點。
– 馬爾庫斯‧奧列里烏斯 (121-180) 羅馬帝國時期的最後一位君主,任內討伐日耳曼民族。他也是哲學家,其著作 Meditations (沉思錄) 闡述他的哲學理念並表現出羅馬文明最優異之處。

人生充滿活力,所伴隨的快樂抵消人們所面臨的所有痛楚與困境。The life force is vigorous. The delight that accompanies it counterbalances all the pains and hardships that confront men.

The life force is vigorous. The delight that accompanies it counterbalances all the pains and hardships that confront men.
— William Somerset Maugham, Writer
人生充滿活力,所伴隨的快樂抵消人們所面臨的所有痛楚與困境。
– 威廉‧薩默塞特‧毛姆 (1874-1965) 英國著名小說家、劇作家及短篇故事作家,代表作Of Human Bondage (人性的枷鎖) 。

不快樂代表錯誤的思維;如同生病代表欠佳的養生計畫。Unhappiness indicates wrong thinking; just as ill health indicates a bad regimen.

Unhappiness indicates wrong thinking; just as ill health indicates a bad regimen.
— Paul Bourget, Literary Critic
不快樂代表錯誤的思維;如同生病代表欠佳的養生計畫。
– 保羅‧布爾熱 (1852-1935) 法國詩人、小說家、文學評論家,1984 年當選法蘭西學院院士,其作品如《現代心理學論集》、《殘酷的謎》、《愛之罪》及《中年魔障》多與心理哲學相關。

我們都有自己要追求的人生,自己要編織的夢想,我們都有能力實現願望,只要我們持續相信。We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
— Louisa May Alcott, Novelist
我們都有自己要追求的人生,自己要編織的夢想,我們都有能力實現願望,只要我們持續相信。
– 露意莎‧梅‧奧爾柯特 (1832-1888) 美國小說家,小說《小婦人》的作者,她也是反黑奴運動及女權運動的提倡者。

所有崇高的任務一開始都不可能。Every noble work is at first impossible.

Every noble work is at first impossible.
— Thomas Carlyle, Writer
所有崇高的任務一開始都不可能。
– 湯瑪斯‧卡萊爾 (1795-1881) 出生蘇格蘭,是維多利亞時代的評論、諷刺作家及歷史學家。重要著作《衣裳哲學》、《法國大革命》、《過去與現在》等。

我們可能在尋找玫瑰時錯失紫羅蘭,我們可能在追尋成功時錯失快樂。We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
— Bernard Williams, Philosopher
我們可能在尋找玫瑰時錯失紫羅蘭,我們可能在追尋成功時錯失快樂。
– 伯納德‧威廉士 (1929-2003) 英國哲學家,《泰晤士報》譽為「當代最傑出、最重要的英國道德哲學家」,他也是英國劍橋大學與美國加州大學柏克萊分校的哲學教授。

快樂是什麼?就是力量增加、克服阻力的感覺。What is happiness? The feeling that power increases, that resistance is overcome.

What is happiness? The feeling that power increases, that resistance is overcome.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
快樂是什麼?就是力量增加、克服阻力的感覺。
– 弗里德里希‧尼采 (1844 – 1900) 德國哲學家,宗教、道德、文化、哲學及科學等領域,都有批判性的著作。尼采對於後代哲學的發展影響極大,存在主義與後現代主義。

我們最大的快樂,不是因機運而帶來優渥的生活條件,反而一直都是良知、健康、工作及追求正當行為的結果。Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
— Thomas Jefferson, Third U.S. President
我們最大的快樂,不是因機運而帶來優渥的生活條件,反而一直都是良知、健康、工作及追求正當行為的結果。
– 湯瑪斯‧傑佛遜 (1743-1826) 美國第三任總統,也是美國「獨立宣言」的主要起草人,為美國開國元勳之一。傑佛遜博學多聞,是園藝家、政治家、建築師、考古學家、古生物學家、音樂家、發明家等。

我已經做了我能做的,我若無法做得更好,那便不是我應得的。我還無法走出限制我的框架,我雖然年邁,但我仍在嘗試!I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain have I tried to step beyond what bound me. Despite my years, I am still trying!

I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain have I tried to step beyond what bound me. Despite my years, I am still trying!
— Maurice Maeterlinck, Writer
我已經做了我能做的,我若無法做得更好,那便不是我應得的。我還無法走出限制我的框架,我雖然年邁,但我仍在嘗試!
– 莫里斯.梅特林克 (1862-1949) 比利時詩人、劇作家、散文家,1911 年諾貝爾文學獎,其作品主題主要關於死亡及生命的意義。《青鳥》,曾被改編成多部電影。

摯愛及信念比我們更有智慧;我們最突出的地方,超出我們所能理解的範圍;它的立基是在經驗以外,引領著我們,雖然看不見但很安全,由一個年齡到下一個年齡。Our affections and beliefs are wiser than we; the best that is in us is better than we can understand; for it is grounded beyond experience, and guides us, blindfold but safe, from one age on to another.

Our affections and beliefs are wiser than we; the best that is in us is better than we can understand; for it is grounded beyond experience, and guides us, blindfold but safe, from one age on to another.
— Robert Louis Stevenson, Novelist
摯愛及信念比我們更有智慧;我們最突出的地方,超出我們所能理解的範圍;它的立基是在經驗以外,引領著我們,雖然看不見但很安全,由一個年齡到下一個年齡。
– 羅伯特‧路易斯‧史蒂文森 (1850-1894) 蘇格蘭小說家、詩人及旅遊作家,是全球知名小說《金銀島》(Treasure Island) 的作者。

我們在有生之年的生活與工作方式應該是,讓獲得的種子可在下個世代成為花朵,讓獲得的花朵成為下一代的果實,那就是我們所謂的進步。We should so live and labor in our time that what came to us as seed may go to the next generation as blossom, and that which came to us as blossom may go to them as fruit. That is what we mean by progress.

We should so live and labor in our time that what came to us as seed may go to the next generation as blossom, and that which came to us as blossom may go to them as fruit. That is what we mean by progress.
— Henry Ward Beecher, Clergyman
我們在有生之年的生活與工作方式應該是,讓獲得的種子可在下個世代成為花朵,讓獲得的花朵成為下一代的果實,那就是我們所謂的進步。
– 亨利‧畢傑 (1813-1887) 美國 19 世紀中的公理會傳教士,參與女性投票、反黑奴的社會運動。

我只會經過這世界一次,因此,任何我能做的善事、我能向任何生靈展現的仁慈,讓我現在就做,不要讓我延遲或忽視,因為我將不會再來這裡。I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
— Stephen Grellet, Missionary
我只會經過這世界一次,因此,任何我能做的善事、我能向任何生靈展現的仁慈,讓我現在就做,不要讓我延遲或忽視,因為我將不會再來這裡。
–史蒂芬‧葛瑞利特(1773-1855) 出生法國,擔任皇室侍衛,法國大革命爆發後逃至美國,隨後加入基督教的貴格會,在北美及歐洲積極從事教會工作,發起許多對教育、醫院及獄所的改革。

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欣賞是一件很棒的事;它讓別人的優點也成為我們自己的。Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
— Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Philosopher

這世上只有兩種力量,長劍與內心,長期而言,長劍總是勝不過內心。There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.

There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.
— Napoleon Bonaparte, Military Commander
這世上只有兩種力量,長劍與內心,長期而言,長劍總是勝不過內心。
– 拿破崙(1769-1821) 法國軍事家,在擊敗歐洲聯軍後掌控大部份歐洲大陸,經常在戰場上以少勝多,成為全球軍事學院研究的對象。

上帝給我們生命這個禮物,能否給自己好好活著這個禮物,取決於我們自己。God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
— Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Philosopher
上帝給我們生命這個禮物,能否給自己好好活著這個禮物,取決於我們自己。
–伏爾泰(1694-1778) 法國啟蒙時代思想家、哲學家、文學家,被譽為「法蘭西思想之父」,以捍衛言論自由,信仰自由和司法公正聞名。也是位多產的作家,作品包括詩、小說、戲劇、論文、歷史及科學著作,影響後來美國革命和法國大革命。

直覺是創造力對你的指引。A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
— Frank Capra, Director
直覺是創造力對你的指引。
– 法蘭克‧卡普拉(1897-1991)義大利裔美國導演,作品《一夜風流》是美國第一部同時罔羅奧斯卡最佳影片、最佳導演、最佳男主角、最佳女主角,及最佳編劇等5 項大獎的電影。


我們工作時間做的事,決定我們擁有什麼;我們閒暇時間做的事,決定我們成為哪種人。What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
— George Eastman, Inventor
我們工作時間做的事,決定我們擁有什麼;我們閒暇時間做的事,決定我們成為哪種人。
– 喬治‧伊士曼(1854-1932) 美國發明家,柯達公司的創辦人,慈善家,他的膠捲髮明讓攝影得以普及,並為動畫的發明提供基礎技術。

知識之島愈大,景觀海岸線愈長。The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
— Ralph W. Sockman, Pastor




當熱忱與技巧結合,期待一個名作的出現。When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. 
— John Ruskin, Art Critic

藝術把別人一生的負擔、色彩和甘苦等所有復雜的經驗,傳給每一個人,藉此延長他短暫的生命。Art extends each man's short time on earth, by carrying from man to man the whole complexity of other men's lifelong experience, with all its burdens, colors and flavor.

Art extends each man's short time on earth, by carrying from man to man the whole complexity of other men's lifelong experience, with all its burdens, colors and flavor.
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Writer
藝術把別人一生的負擔、色彩和甘苦等所有復雜的經驗,傳給每一個人,藉此延長他短暫的生命。
– 亞歷山大‧索忍尼辛(1918-2008) 俄國作家,1970 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎,成就在文學、歷史學、語言學等許多領域,代表作《伊凡‧傑尼索維奇的一天》及《古拉格群島》。。

別把動作與具體行為混為一談。Don't confuse movement with action.

Don't confuse movement with action.
— Ernest Hemingway, Writer
別把動作與具體行為混為一談。
– 歐內斯特‧海明威(1899-1961)美國作家,1954年獲得諾貝爾文學獎,以用詞簡潔及描述保守(understatement)為寫作風格,代表作The Old Man and the Sea (老人與海)及A Farewell to Arms (戰地春夢)。

沒有其它選擇能使腦筋清楚異常。The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. 
— Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State

除了把事情做好的崇高藝術,還有把事情擱下不做的崇高藝術,人生的智慧在於剔除沒有必要的事物。Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
— Lin Yutang, Writer
除了把事情做好的崇高藝術,還有把事情擱下不做的崇高藝術,人生的智慧在於剔除沒有必要的事物。
– 林語堂(1895-1976) 中國文學家,美國哈佛大學比較文學碩士、德國萊比錫大學語言學博士,一生留下豐富的小說、散文、文化評論、傳記等中英文著作,代表作包括《京華煙雲》( Moment in Peking)、《吾國與吾民》。

漫天大謊好像困在陸地的大魚,它可以急蹦亂跳,使你感到極為不安,但它不能傷害你,你只要不為所動,它就會自然死去。A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.
— George Crabbe, Poet
漫天大謊好像困在陸地的大魚,它可以急蹦亂跳,使你感到極為不安,但它不能傷害你,你只要不為所動,它就會自然死去。
– 喬治‧克雷布(1754-1832)英國詩人、醫生及牧師,以描繪中產及勞動階級百姓而聞名。他早年在醫界服務,之後轉職為詩人,晚年進入教堂服務。

把貧窮視為以統計數字來衡量的經濟狀況,未免太過簡化、誤導他人,也是錯誤的;貧窮是一個心理狀態,也是視野寬廣與否的問題。To view poverty simply as an economic condition, to be measured by statistics, is simplistic, misleading and false; poverty is a state of mind, a matter of horizo​​ns.

To view poverty simply as an economic condition, to be measured by statistics, is simplistic, misleading and false; poverty is a state of mind, a matter of horizo​​ns.
— Patrick J. Buchanan, Political Commentator
把貧窮視為以統計數字來衡量的經濟狀況,未免太過簡化、誤導他人,也是錯誤的;貧窮是一個心理狀態,也是視野寬廣與否的問題。
–派屈克‧布坎南(1938- ) 美國保守派政治評論家、專欄作家和媒體人,曾擔任美國尼克森、福特及雷根總統的高級顧問,也曾在CNN 主持節目,在MSNBC 及Fox News 有線電視擔任評論員。

當我們對重要的事變得沉默,我們人生便開始失去價值。Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
— Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Leader

我年輕時發現,我所做的十件裡有九件失敗,所以我增加十倍的努力。When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.

When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.
— George Bernard Shaw, Playwright
我年輕時發現,我所做的十件裡有九件失敗,所以我增加十倍的努力。
– 喬治‧蕭伯納 (1856-1950) 愛爾蘭作家,1925 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎,作品《賣花女》在 1935 改拍為電影並獲得奧斯卡最佳劇本獎。他也是倫敦大學的倫敦經濟學院 (London School of Economics) 創辦人之一。

就我所知人性最悲哀的一點是,我們都延後生活,我們期待夢幻般的玫瑰園在未來出現,而不是欣賞窗外盛開的玫瑰。One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
— Dale Carnegie, Motivational Expert
就我所知人性最悲哀的一點是,我們都延後生活,我們期待夢幻般的玫瑰園在未來出現,而不是欣賞窗外盛開的玫瑰。
– 戴爾‧卡內基 (1888-1955) 美國作家及演說家,創立了一系列的行銷、演講、企業訓練、人際關係、及勵志成長等訓練課程。《卡內基溝通與人際關係 – 如何贏取友誼與影響他人》的作者。

人不僅需要勇氣站起來說話,也需要勇氣坐下來傾聽。Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
— Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
溫斯頓‧邱吉爾 (1874-1965) 英國文學家,在 1953 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎。

人們只喜歡計算他們的麻煩,不喜歡計算他們的喜悅。Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.

Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Writer

人生是一連串的經驗,每個經驗都讓我們進步,即使有時候這不容易理解。這個世界是為了陶冶性格而存在,我們必須了解,我們所忍受的挫折及悲痛,都幫助我們向前邁進。Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
— Henry Ford, Industrialist

如果你心裡的聲音說:『你不會畫畫』,那你務必要作畫,那個聲音將會消失。If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
— Vincent van Gogh, Artist
如果你心裡的聲音說:『你不會畫畫』,那你務必要作畫,那個聲音將會消失。
– 文森‧梵谷 (1853-1890) 出生荷蘭的後印象派畫家,27 歲開始他的畫家生涯,其作品以粗略的美感、情感的真實及大膽的色系著名,對 20 世紀的藝術有深遠的影響。

要求,你就會得到;尋找,你就會發現;敲門,門就會為你而開。Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.
— Jesus, Founder of Christianity
要求,你就會得到;尋找,你就會發現;敲門,門就會為你而開。
– 耶穌 (7–2 BC to 30–33 AD) 基督教的中心人物,生於羅馬帝國猶太地區,被認為是神的兒子,他 30 歲開始傳道,宣揚愛神和愛人的福音,宣稱信他的人可得永生。

別去道路通往的地方,往沒路的地方走並留下足跡。Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
 — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

對抗壓力最強大的武器,是我們選擇想法的能力。The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
— William James, Psychologist
對抗壓力最強大的武器,是我們選擇想法的能力。
–威廉‧詹姆斯 (1842-1910) 美國心理學家及哲學家,美國第一位提供心理學課程的教育者,著有一系列心理學著作,包括教育、宗教心理學。

你的人生主要不是取決於生活帶給你什麼,而是你帶何種態度至生活裡;不是你遭遇了什麼,而是你怎麼看待所遭遇的事。Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
— Khalil Gibran, Poet
你的人生主要不是取決於生活帶給你什麼,而是你帶何種態度至生活裡;不是你遭遇了什麼,而是你怎麼看待所遭遇的事。
– 哈里利‧紀伯倫 (1883-1931) 出生於黎巴嫩,年輕時移民美國,詩人及藝術家,《先知》(The Prophet) 作者。

好的品格比出色的才華更值得讚揚,大部分的才華,某種程度上,都是與生俱來的禮物。好的性格相較之下,不是天生就擁有,我們得慢慢建立它 – 透過思考、選擇、勇氣以及決心。Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece – by thought, choice, courage and determination.

Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece – by thought, choice, courage and determination.
— John Luther Long, Writer
好的品格比出色的才華更值得讚揚,大部分的才華,某種程度上,都是與生俱來的禮物。好的性格相較之下,不是天生就擁有,我們得慢慢建立它 – 透過思考、選擇、勇氣以及決心。
–約翰‧隆恩 (1861-1927) 美國律師及作家,他以妹妹出訪日本所見所聞,根據史實所改篇的短篇小說《蝴蝶夫人》為其最知名著作,後來改編為全球著名的歌劇之一。

主動是不用別人講就做對的事。Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
— Victor Hugo, Writer主動是不用別人講就做對的事。
主動是不用別人講就做對的事。
– 維克多‧雨果 (1802-1885) 法國詩人、小說家及劇作家, 法國浪漫主義作家的代表人物。小說以《孤星淚》及《鐘樓怪人》最為著名,前者被改編為音樂劇《悲慘世界》。

凡是真實的、光榮的、正確的、純潔的、可愛的、好的名聲,若有任何優異或值得讚揚之處,讓你的思緒停留在那上面。Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.
— Bible

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

讓每一個人都受到敬重,而沒有人被過度仰慕。Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.— Albert Einstein, Physicist

Be present – it is the only moment that matters.

我們的許多偏見像是顛倒的金字塔,它們來自瑣碎、不重要的小事,但是往上延伸擴大直到充斥於我們的內心。Too many of our prejudices are like pyramids upside down. They rest on tiny, trivial incidents, but they spread upward and outward until they fill our minds.

Too many of our prejudices are like pyramids upside down. They rest on tiny, trivial incidents, but they spread upward and outward until they fill our minds.
— William McChesney Martin, Chair of the Federal Reserve

偏見是一種負擔,它混淆過去,威脅未來,並讓我們無法掌握當下。Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.  — Maya Angelou, Poet

除非你願意盡力,能自由發揮所長沒有意義。The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best.

The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best.— Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State

很多人希望獲得大的快樂,因而錯失小的樂趣。Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
— Pearl Buck, Novelist
很多人希望獲得大的快樂,因而錯失小的樂趣。
– 珀爾‧巴克 (1892-1973) 美國 作家,中文名為賽珍珠,其許多著作都與東方文化有關,所著小說《大地》(The Good Earth) 在 1932 年獲得普利茲小說獎 (Pulitzer Prize), 1938 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎。

我們的生活總是展現我們的主要思想。Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
— Soren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
我們的生活總是展現我們的主要思想。
– 索倫·齊克果 (1813-1855) 丹麥神學家、哲學家及作家,被視為「存在主義」之父。著作主題涉及宗教、道德及心理學等,其哲學觀主要在探討人們如何以「個人」的角度過生活。



對抗邪惡的最可靠防禦,是極端的個人主義、原創性思考、古怪,甚至可以說是反常。那是無法偽造、假裝及模仿的,即便經驗老到的冒充者也無法辦到。The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even – if you will – eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned impostor couldn't be happy with .

The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even – if you will – eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned impostor couldn't be happy with .— Joseph Brodsky, Poet
約瑟夫·布羅茨基(1940-1996) 俄國詩人,47 歲時獲諾貝爾文學獎。他出生於猶太人家庭,十五歲便退學浪跡社會,做過燒爐、運屍、地質勘探等十餘種工作,曾屢遭拘訊,多次入獄;隨後到美國定居,在大學寫作、執教。

我依此準則來過生活:準備最壞的,預期最好的,然後接受所發生的事。This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.— Robert Elliott Speer, Missionary

當你與困難面對面時,等待你的是一個新發現。When you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery.

When you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery. 
— William Thomson, Physicist

我相信工作、努力工作及長時間的工作;過度工作不會讓人崩潰,但憂慮及放縱自己卻會讓人崩潰。I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.
— Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of the US

以選擇為依歸的人生充滿自覺的行為,被碰巧的人生充滿不自覺的行為反應。A life lived by choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived by chance is a life of unconscious reaction.

A life lived by choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived by chance is a life of unconscious reaction.
— Neale Donald Walsch, Writer
以選擇為依歸的人生充滿自覺的行為,被碰巧的人生充滿不自覺的行為反應。
– 尼爾‧唐納‧沃許(1943- ) 美國作家,歷經過失業、婚變、車禍、流浪街頭等重大打擊,在絕望之餘寫下對「神」的種種質疑,竟意外收到「神」的回應,在記錄成冊出版引起廣大迴響,《與神對話》的作者。

聰明但沒有抱負,有如沒有翅膀的鳥。Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
  — Salvador Dali, Artist

唯有你內在條件準備好閱讀的書能影響你,在你特有人生道路上走得比你前面一點的書。The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.

The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
— EM Forster, Novelist
唯有你內在條件準備好閱讀的書能影響你,在你特有人生道路上走得比你前面一點的書。
– 福斯特(1879-1979)英國小說家及散文作家,其諷刺及細膩筆法描述20世紀初英國社會的偽善及階級差異,被提名「諾貝爾文學獎」13次,著名作品A Passage to India (印度之旅)、A Room with a View (窗外有藍天)、Howards End (此情可問天)等。

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敢有不同想像的勇氣,是我們最大的資產,能為人生增添色彩又扣人心弦。The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
— Daniel J. Boorstin, Historian
敢有不同想像的勇氣,是我們最大的資產,能為人生增添色彩又扣人心弦。
– 丹尼爾·布爾斯廷(1914-2004) 美國歷史學家、博物學家和前美國國會圖書館館長,他一生出版過20 多本著作,最有影響力的是《美國人》三部曲和人類文明史(發現者、創造者和探索者) 三部曲,曾獲普利茲最佳歷史學著作獎。

不管以前多麼的美好,我們都不能活在過去,此時此地感受到的快樂及激動比較重要。No matter how wonderful things used to be, we cannot live in the past. The joy and excitement we feel here and now are more important.

No matter how wonderful things used to be, we cannot live in the past. The joy and excitement we feel here and now are more important.
— Marie Kondo, Organizing Consultant
不管以前多麼的美好,我們都不能活在過去,此時此地感受到的快樂及激動比較重要。
– 近藤麻理惠是日本「整理諮詢顧問」,教人收納整理居家雜物,所著《怦然心動人生整理魔法》被譯成多國語言,2015 年《時代》雜誌「全球百位最具影響力人物」。

閱讀的人很多;思考的人很少。Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.

Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
— Harriet Martineau, Writer
閱讀的人很多;思考的人很少。
– 海麗葉特·馬蒂諾(1802-1876) 英國作家及社會學家,以宗教、社會、國家及女權主義等觀點撰文,且著有多本書籍。

愛始於把自我推到一旁,留些空間給別人。Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.

Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.
— Rudolf Steiner, Philosopher
愛始於把自我推到一旁,留些空間給別人。
– 魯道夫·史代納(1861-1925) 奧地利哲學家,創立了人智學思想(anthroposophy),主張結合科學與精神生活,並發展出教育、醫學、藝術、農業等的實際應用,他親自設計在瑞士的人智學總部「歌德堂」。

恐懼從來不是一個好的顧問,不管是在個人生活或我們社會裡,被恐懼所左右的文明及社會,將毫無疑問的抓不住未來。Fear has never been a good adviser, neither in our personal lives nor in our society. Cultures and societies that are shaped by fear, will without doubt not get a grip on the future.

Fear has never been a good adviser, neither in our personal lives nor in our society. Cultures and societies that are shaped by fear, will without doubt not get a grip on the future.
— Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
恐懼從來不是一個好的顧問,不管是在個人生活或我們社會裡,被恐懼所左右的文明及社會,將毫無疑問的抓不住未來。
– 安格拉·梅克爾(1954- ) 出生東德,自2005 年擔任德國總理,《時代》雜誌選為2015 年度風雲人物,以表彰其在歐債、中東難民及俄羅斯干預烏克蘭等危機所展現的領導力。

一件事不是容易就是不可能。It is either easy or impossible.

It is either easy or impossible.
— Salvador Dali, Artist
一件事不是容易就是不可能。
–薩爾瓦多·達利(1904-1989) 西班牙超現實主義畫家,與畢卡索和馬蒂斯一同被認為是20 世紀最有代表性的3 位藝術家,其畫風給人驚艷觸目驚心的感覺,並涉足電影、雕塑和攝影藝術,1931 年完成最知名的作品《記憶的永恆》。

創造需要拋開確定感的勇氣。Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
— Erich Fromm, Social Psychologist
創造需要拋開確定感的勇氣。
– 埃里希·弗羅姆(1900-1980) 美​​籍德國猶太人,研究專長在社會人格,他認為幸福不是金錢可買到,而是透過熱愛生命及追求個人自由,他被尊為「精神分析社會學」的墊基人之一。

你可以做任何你決定的事,你可以採取行動改變或控制你的人生;而這程序、過程,本身就是報償。You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process, is its own reward.

You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process, is its own reward.
— Amelia Earhart, Aviator
你可以做任何你決定的事,你可以採取行動改變或控制你的人生;而這程序、過程,本身就是報償。
– 愛蜜莉亞‧厄爾哈特(1897-1939) 美國飛行員,第一位獨自飛越大西洋的女飛行員,她也投身女權運動,協助成立女飛行員組織,其描述飛行經歷的故事成為暢銷書。

勇敢地冒險,沒有什麼事能取代經驗。Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
— Paulo Coelho, Novelist
勇敢地冒險,沒有什麼事能取代經驗。
– 保羅‧科爾賀(1947- ) 巴西著名小說家,獲得多項國際知名獎項,以《牧羊少年奇幻之旅》一書世界聞名。

做對的事都不會嫌太早。What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.
– Jane Austen, Writer
做對的事都不會嫌太早。
–珍·奧斯汀(1775-1817) 英國文學家,一生共著有六部小說,以《理性與感性》和《傲慢與偏見》最具代表性,以細緻入微的觀察和活潑風趣的文字,挑戰當代的階級意識與價值觀。

眼界被現實所限制的懷疑論者及憤世嫉俗者,不能解決世界上的問題,我們需要可以發想新事物的夢想者。The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizo​​ns are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizo​​ns are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
– John Keats, Poet
眼界被現實所限制的懷疑論者及憤世嫉俗者,不能解決世界上的問題,我們需要可以發想新事物的夢想者。
– 約翰.濟慈(1795-1821) 英國浪漫主義詩人,奇蹟般的五年的時間裡,達到詩藝的巔峰。他儘管一生在困厄中度過,仍以堅強的意志不斷創作,代表作《聖艾格尼絲之夜》、《夜鶯頌》《致秋天》。

最微小的善舉,勝過最偉大的意圖。The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
– Oscar Wilde, Writer
最微小的善舉,勝過最偉大的意圖。
– 奧斯卡‧王爾德(1854-1900) 愛爾蘭詩人、劇作家,及唯美主義(aestheticism) 倡導者,年青時才華洋溢,短詩、小說《道林·格雷的畫像》及戲劇作品名盛歐洲。

邏輯是靈魂的左手,信念是它的右手,這兩者可讓我們到達神聖的境界。Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right, by these we reach divinity.

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right, by these we reach divinity.
– John Donne, Poet
邏輯是靈魂的左手,信念是它的右手,這兩者可讓我們到達神聖的境界。
–約翰·多恩(1572-1631) 17 世紀英國玄學派詩人,以十四行詩為代表作,他曾擔任英國國教牧師、聖保羅大教堂的主持牧師。

痛跟苦難對智慧與心量的養成,是無可避免的。那些真正偉大的人,我覺得,一定都有很難受的經歷。Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Writer
痛跟苦難對智慧與心量的養成,是無可避免的。那些真正偉大的人,我覺得,一定都有很難受的經歷。
– 費奧多爾‧陀思妥耶夫斯基(1821-1881) 俄國作家、哲學家,重要作品有《罪與罰》、《白痴》及《卡拉馬佐夫兄弟》等小說,其作品探討19 世紀俄國政局動盪不安下的人類心理,對後世的哲學思想有深遠的影響。

努力保持信念,如果你想法含有美麗的元素,你的風格會是美麗的;如果你有真的情感想要表達,你的表達會是動人的。Endeavor to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving.

Endeavor to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving.
– George Henry Lewes, Philosopher
努力保持信念,如果你想法含有美麗的元素,你的風格會是美麗的;如果你有真的情感想要表達,你的表達會是動人的。
– 喬治·亨利·路易斯(1817-1878) 英國維出利亞時代的哲學家、文學和戲劇評論家,他所提出的觀點,促進爾後達爾文主義、實證主義及宗教懷疑論的發展。

方法可以有一百萬種或更多許多,但原則只有幾個。抓住原則的人可以有效的選擇自己的方法,而嘗試方法但忽略原則的人,一定會遇到問題。As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet
方法可以有一百萬種或更多許多,但原則只有幾個。抓住原則的人可以有效的選擇自己的方法,而嘗試方法但忽略原則的人,一定會遇到問題。
– 拉爾夫‧愛默生(1803-1882) 美國思想家、演說家、作家及詩人,在19 世紀領導美國的「超驗主義」運動,主張一種理想的精神狀態會超越人的肉體經驗,對美國文化有深遠的影響。

信念使你啟身,希望讓你堅持,愛帶你到達終點。Faith is what gets you started. Hope is what keeps you going. Love is what brings you to the end.

Faith is what gets you started. Hope is what keeps you going. Love is what brings you to the end.
– Mother Mary Angelica
信念使你啟身,希望讓你堅持,愛帶你到達終點。
– 安琪拉卡修女(1923-2016) 是全球最大宗教媒體之一、天主教「全球永生之言電視台」(EWTN) 的創辦人,美國最具影響力的女天主教徒。

如果生活不如所願,起因在你,從心裡找尋原因。If the present world goes astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.

If the present world goes astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
— Dante Alighieri, Poet
如果生活不如所願,起因在你,從心裡找尋原因。
– 但丁·阿利吉耶里(1265-1321) 義大利中世紀詩人,歐洲文藝復興時代的開拓人物,以史詩《神曲》留名後世,他是現代義大利語的墊基者。

成熟就是在有尊嚴的範圍內,思考並將你的感覺化為語言與行為的能力。你在挫折之中展現出的心靈精神,是你成熟度的衡量依據。Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
– Samuel Ullman, Poet
成熟就是在有尊嚴的範圍內,思考並將你的感覺化為語言與行為的能力。你在挫折之中展現出的心靈精神,是你成熟度的衡量依據。
– 塞繆爾.烏爾曼(1840-1924)生於德國猶太人家庭,11 歲時移居美國,70 多歲才開始寫作,題材包括愛、自然、宗教、家庭等,最為知名詩《青春》(Youth) 。

我們做的愈多,能做的就愈多;我們愈忙,就有愈多的悠閒。The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
– William Hazlitt, Critic
我們做的愈多,能做的就愈多;我們愈忙,就有愈多的悠閒。
– 威廉‧哈茲列特(1778-1830) 英國作家與哲學家,被視為當代最傑出英語文學作家之一,作品含括文學評論、戲劇評論、藝術評論及社會評論。

比起激情、雄辯及學習,仁慈使更多罪人改變。Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
– Frederick William Faber, Hymn Writer
比起激情、雄辯及學習,仁慈使更多罪人改變。
– 弗雷德里克‧費柏(1814-1863)英國詩人、聖歌作者及牧師,畢業於牛津大學,由一名聖公宗教徒改信天主教,其最知名的聖歌Faith of Our Fathers (先賢之信)。

合理的人使自己適應這個世界,不合理的人堅持讓世界適應自己,因此所有的進步都有賴不合理的人。The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
— George Bernard Shaw, Playwright
合理的人使自己適應這個世界,不合理的人堅持讓世界適應自己,因此所有的進步都有賴不合理的人。
– 喬治‧蕭伯納 (1856-1950) 愛爾蘭人, 1925 年諾貝爾文學獎,其作品《賣花女》在 1935 年拍為電影並獲得奧斯卡最佳劇本獎,他也是倫敦大學的倫敦經濟學院創辦人之一。

充滿新發現的航程,不在於尋找新大陸,而是以不同的觀點看事情。The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. 
– Marcel Proust, Novelist

別以收成,而是你播下的種子,來評價你的每一天。Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. 
– Robert Louis Stevenson, Novelist

只要一個人透過愛、友誼、義憤或憐憫,為他人的生活創造價值,他的生活就有價值。One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
– Simone de Beauvoir, Writer
只要一個人透過愛、友誼、義憤或憐憫,為他人的生活創造價值,他的生活就有價值。
– 西蒙·波娃 (1908-1986)法國作家、1970 年代女權運動的重要理論家和創始人,著有小說、評論、傳記等,代表作《女客》《名士風流》《第二性》。

讓我們心懷感恩,對於使我們高興的人,他們是有魅力的植栽者,讓我們的靈魂綻放。Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
– Marcel Proust, Novelist
讓我們心懷感恩,對於使我們高興的人,他們是有魅力的植栽者,讓我們的靈魂綻放。
– 馬塞爾·普魯斯特 (1871-1922) 法國小說家,代表作《追憶逝水年華》

把愛放在心裡,沒有愛的人生,如同花園沒有陽光時花朵都死去。Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
 – Oscar Wilde, Writer

你的思考可能被混淆,但你的感覺絕不會欺騙你。Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
– Roger Ebert, Film Critic

若我在人生裡學到任何事,那就是大部份你所擔心的事從未發生。If life has taught me anything, it’s that most of the things you’ve worried about have never happened.

If life has taught me anything, it’s that most of the things you’ve worried about have never happened.
– Ruth Rendell, Novelist
若我在人生裡學到任何事,那就是大部份你所擔心的事從未發生。
– 露絲·倫德爾 (1930-2015) 英語驚悚和犯罪小說作家,深入探討罪犯和受害者心理,他們精神上所受的折磨,被社會的孤立。

別藉由渴望你沒有的,來糟蹋你所擁有的;要記住你現在擁有的,也曾只是你希望得到的。Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
– Epictetus, Philosopher

如果你沒有願景,那你的未來恐只會重覆過去。If you don’t have a vision for the future, then your future is threatened to be a repeat of the past.

If you don’t have a vision for the future, then your future is threatened to be a repeat of the past.
– Alphonso R. Bernard, Pastor
如果你沒有願景,那你的未來恐只會重覆過去。

你無法選擇你要怎麼離開人世,或何時,你只能決定你要怎麼活。You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live.

You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live.
– Joan Baez, Singer

2/19/2019

你得訓練你的直覺 – 你得信任心裡面告訴你該說什麼、該做什麼決定的那個小聲音。You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.

You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.
– Ingrid Bergman, Actress
你得訓練你的直覺 – 你得信任心裡面告訴你該說什麼、該做什麼決定的那個小聲音。
– 英格麗·褒曼 (1915-1982) 瑞典演員,曾獲 3 座奧斯卡金像獎,2 座艾美獎、3 座金球獎,《北非諜影》主演。1999 年美國電影學會選為百年來最偉大的女演員之一。

美麗是成為最好版本的自己。Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself.

Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself.
– Audrey Hepburn, Actress
美麗是成為最好版本的自己。
– 奧黛麗‧赫本 (1929-1993) 英國演員,主演《羅馬假期》、《第凡內早餐》和《窈窕淑女》等經典電影,被美國電影學會選為百年來最偉大女演員之一,晚年擔任「聯合國兒童基金會」特使,並獲得美國「總統自由勳章」。

意識形態把我們分開,夢想和痛苦讓我們聚在一起。Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
— Eugene Ionesco, Playwright
意識形態把我們分開,夢想和痛苦讓我們聚在一起。
– 歐仁·尤內斯庫(1909-1994)羅馬尼亞及法國的劇作家,1950 年其成名作《禿頭歌女》在巴黎首演,後又創作了《上課》、《椅子》等劇,表現「人生荒誕不經」的主題。

環境因素或許會帶來干擾或耽擱,但別讓你的目標從視線離開。Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.
– Mario Andretti, Race Car Driver
環境因素或許會帶來干擾或耽擱,但別讓你的目標從視線離開。
– 馬里奧‧安德烈蒂 (1940- ) 出生義大利的美國賽車手,曾 3 度被封為美國的 Driver of the Year,是唯一同時獲得 Daytona 500、Indy 500 及 F1 世界冠軍的賽車手。

我人生最痛苦的時刻,也是我展現最堅強與勇氣的時刻。The most painful moment in my life also became the moment I showed the most strength and courage.

The most painful moment in my life also became the moment I showed the most strength and courage.
— Cecelia Ahern, Novelist
我人生最痛苦的時刻,也是我展現最堅強與勇氣的時刻。
– 西西莉雅·艾亨(1981- ) 愛爾蘭小說家,第一本小說《PS, 我愛妳》在世界各地發行,她也是ABC 喜劇《誰是莎曼莎》的製作人。

你自己做的決定愈多,你愈能自覺你可以自由選擇。The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
– Thornton Wilder, Playwright
你自己做的決定愈多,你愈能自覺你可以自由選擇。
– 桑頓·懷爾德 (1897-1975) 美國小說家及劇作家,小說和戲劇獲得 3 個普利茲獎,著名作品包括戲劇《我們的小鎮》和小說《第八日》,他認為人的本性是善良的,作品肯定人類長久遵循的道德和價值觀。

生命裡沒有要畏懼的,只有要瞭解的,我們應該瞭解多一些,才能畏懼少一點。Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
– Marie Curie, Physicist
生命裡沒有要畏懼的,只有要瞭解的,我們應該瞭解多一些,才能畏懼少一點。
– 瑪麗‧居里夫人 (1867-1934) 出生於波蘭,後來移居法國,放射性理論的創始人,radioactivity「放射性」一詞即由她所創一詞即由她所創,也是「釙」及「鐳」元素的發現者,同時獲得諾貝爾物理及化學獎。

我們比較常害怕多於受傷,我們的苦來自想像多於現實。We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Philosopher
我們比較常害怕多於受傷,我們的苦來自想像多於現實。
– 塞內卡 (4 B.C. – 65) 古羅馬時代著名斯多亞學派哲學家、政治家及劇作家,著《對話錄》、《論恩惠》、《天問》。

2/18/2019

很多人眺望草地,但少數人看到花朵。Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers.

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

人們的困擾不是來自事情的本身,而是來自他們對事情的看法。Man are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.

Man are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
– Epictetus, Philosopher
人們的困擾不是來自事情的本身,而是來自他們對事情的看法。
– 愛比克泰德 (AD 55 – AD135) 希臘哲學家,Discourses (語錄) 。

我們必須接受有限的失望,但絕不失去無盡的希望。We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
– Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Leader

今天世上的問題,無法由造成這些問題的思維所解決。The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.

The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
— Albert Einstein, Physicist

人生是一個轉變的過程,是由我們必須經歷的不同狀態所組成。人們不懂的是,他們希望選擇一種狀態然後停留在那。這是一種死亡。Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
— Anaïs Nin, Author
人生是一個轉變的過程,是由我們必須經歷的不同狀態所組成。人們不懂的是,他們希望選擇一種狀態然後停留在那。這是一種死亡。
– 艾納伊絲‧寧 (1903-1977) 出生法國的美國作家,作品包括日誌、小說、論文、短篇故事、情色文學等,她勇於探索生命,當時思想極為前衛的女性主義作家。

你的任務不是尋找愛,而是尋找並發現所有你自己建築不讓愛進來的障礙。Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
— Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Poet
你的任務不是尋找愛,而是尋找並發現所有你自己建築不讓愛進來的障礙。
– 賈拉爾·阿德-丁·穆罕默德·魯米 (1207-1273) 伊斯蘭教蘇菲派神秘主義詩人、法學家,生活於 13 世紀塞爾柱帝國統治下的波斯,他的作品影響廣泛,詩集《瑪斯納維》突破語言的障礙而流傳於世界各地。

我必須說,最大的過錯,莫過於看不到任何過錯。The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
– Thomas Carlyle, Writer
我必須說,最大的過錯,莫過於看不到任何過錯。
– 湯瑪斯‧卡萊爾 (1795-1881) 出生於蘇格蘭,維多利亞時代的歷史學家、評論及作家。

想瞭解一個人的內心世界,不要看他過去的成就,要看他嚮往做什麼。To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
– Khalil Gibran, Poet
想瞭解一個人的內心世界,不要看他過去的成就,要看他嚮往做什麼。
– 哈里利‧紀伯倫 (1883-1931)位詩人及藝術家,出生於黎巴嫩,年輕時移民美國,初期用阿拉伯文後用英文寫作,《先知》(The Prophet) 。

2/17/2019

除非你準備好看來愚蠢,你永遠不會有機會變得偉大。Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.

Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.
– Cher, Singer
除非你準備好看來愚蠢,你永遠不會有機會變得偉大。
– 雪兒 (1956- ) 美國女歌手和演員,在音樂、電視劇和電影界成就包括奧斯卡金像獎、一座萊梅獎、艾美獎和金球獎等。

每天可以好快樂入睡,人生可以好快樂離世。As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
— Leonardo da Vinci, Artist
每天可以好快樂入睡,人生可以好快樂離世。
– 李奧納多‧達文西 (1452-1519) 人類史上罕見的博學者,藝術家、科學家、發明家、建築師、工程師、數學家、地質學家等,作品包括《蒙娜麗莎》及《最後的晚餐》,構思超越當時技術。

經由一次次的犯錯,我們得以發現整個真相。From error to error one discovers the entire truth.

From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
– Sigmund Freud, Psychotherapist
經由一次次的犯錯,我們得以發現整個真相。
– 佛洛伊德 (1856-1939) 奧地利心理學家、神經內科學家,「精神分析學」的創始人,激發後人提出各式各樣的精神病理學理論,在臨床心理學的發展史上具有重要意義。

你能在浪費時間中獲得樂趣,就不是浪費時間。The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
— Bertrand Russell, Philosopher
你能在浪費時間中獲得樂趣,就不是浪費時間。
– 伯特蘭.羅素 (1872-1970)英國哲學家、數學家,20 世紀最重要的邏輯學家之一,影響後世的電腦科學、人工智慧、認知科學、語言學等。他在 1950 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎,以表彰其「人道主義理想和思想自由」的著作。

Great things never came from comfort zones.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.– Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

我們的能力超出自己的想像,我們若能看見這個,可能往後的日子都不會和不理想妥協。There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.

There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.
– Kurt Hahn, Educator
我們的能力超出自己的想像,我們若能看見這個,可能往後的日子都不會和不理想妥協。
–庫爾特·漢 (1886-1974) 德國教育家,創辦了聯合世界書院 (United World Colleges),提倡體驗式學習,藉由實作與反思來建立價值觀,協助青少年發掘自我價值、團隊合作、自我挑戰及果斷決定的領導力。

Endeavor to see the good in every situation.

如果你想建造一艘船,別號召人們收集木材、別分派任務及工作,而是教他們對浩瀚無邊的大海產生欲望。If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Writer
安東尼.聖修伯里 (1900-1944) 法國作家、飛行員,在經典兒童小說《小王子》出版一年後,收到二次大戰動員令,擔任偵察機飛行員,為法國披甲對抗納粹德軍,獲得一系列的最高文學獎項。

有目標時你有的是戰術,沒目標時你有的是策略。Tactics is what you do when there is something to do; strategy is what you do when there is nothing to do.

Tactics is what you do when there is something to do; strategy is what you do when there is nothing to do.– Savielly Tartakower, Chess Grandmaster

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

別被你的問題所驅動,被你的夢想所驅動。Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

做好人及過好的人生,意謂為別人付出的,比從別人那得到的還要多。To be good and lead a good life means to give to others more than one takes from them.

To be good and lead a good life means to give to others more than one takes from them.
— Leo Tolstoy, Novelist
做好人及過好的人生,意謂為別人付出的,比從別人那得到的還要多。
– 列夫‧托爾斯泰 (1828-1910) 俄國小說家、哲學家、政治思想家及社會改革者。

如果沒有每天克服一點恐懼,一個人還未體會人生的奧祕。He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet
如果沒有每天克服一點恐懼,一個人還未體會人生的奧祕。
– 拉爾夫‧愛默生 (1803-1882) 美國思想家、演說家、作家及詩人, 19 世紀領導美國的「超驗主義」運動,主張一種理想的精神狀態會超越人的肉體經驗,對美國文化有深遠的影響。

Occurrences which according to received theories ought not to happen, are the facts which serve as clues to new discoveries.

Occurrences which according to received theories ought not to happen, are the facts which serve as clues to new discoveries.
 – John Herschel, Polymath

Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution.

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

反對別人說的話沒什麼太大的困難 – 不,這是非常容易的事 – 但找出更好的替代方案卻是一件極為麻煩的事。It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration — nay, it is a very easy matter — but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.

It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration — nay, it is a very easy matter — but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.
– Plutarch, Greek Historian
反對別人說的話沒什麼太大的困難 – 不,這是非常容易的事 – 但找出更好的替代方案卻是一件極為麻煩的事。
– 普魯塔克 (46 BC – 120 BC) 羅馬時期的希臘作家

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.

No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
– Ezra Pound, Poet

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.

比起追求成功伴隨持續的不安,平靜及謙和的人生,可以帶來更多的快樂。A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.

A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.
– Albert Einstein, Physicist
比起追求成功伴隨持續的不安,平靜及謙和的人生,可以帶來更多的快樂。
– 愛因斯坦(1879-1955)理論物理學家,發現廣義相對論及光電效應,1926 年諾貝爾物理學獎,被認是現代物理學之父。

True masters are those who have chosen to make a life rather than a living.

True masters are those who have chosen to make a life rather than a living. 
– Neale Donald Walsch, Author

你的能力一直都夠… 但你得自己去學習。You’ve always had the power… you just had to learn it for yourself.

You’ve always had the power… you just had to learn it for yourself.
– Lyman Frank Baum, Writer
你的能力一直都夠… 但你得自己去學習。
– 李曼·法蘭克·鮑姆 (1856-1919) 美國兒童文學作家,《綠野仙蹤》(The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) 為代表作,被改編成好萊塢電影與百老匯音樂劇。

這世上沒有什麼特質,單單透過比較,還無法呈現其面貌。沒有什麼事物是獨自存在的。There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.

There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.
– Herman Melville, Writer
這世上沒有什麼特質,單單透過比較,還無法呈現其面貌。沒有什麼事物是獨自存在的。
– 赫爾曼·梅爾維爾 (1819-1891) 美國小說家、散文家和詩人,曾經是捕鯨水手,其最著名的作品《白鯨記》以自己的經驗取材,這部小說以充實的思想內容、史詩般的規模,和成熟、深思性質的文筆,被譽為世界文學的經典之一。

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
– Oscar Wilde, Writer

昌盛不是沒有很多恐懼與厭惡,逆境也不是沒有安慰與希望。Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
– Francis Bacon, Philosopher

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
– Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher

You don't love someone because they're perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they're not.

You don't love someone because they're perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
– Jodi Picoult, Novelist

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
– Martha Graham, Dancer

To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.

人們試圖用各種聰明又困難的方法來提升生活,而不用最簡單、最容易的方法 – 拒不從事讓生活變壞的行為。People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing – refusing to participate in activities that make life bad.

People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing – refusing to participate in activities that make life bad.
— Leo Tolstoy, Novelist
人們試圖用各種聰明又困難的方法來提升生活,而不用最簡單、最容易的方法 – 拒不從事讓生活變壞的行為。
– 列夫‧托爾斯泰 (1828-1910) 俄國小說家,哲學家、政治思想家及社會改革者,他著有短篇故事、論文及劇本,也是世界經典名著《戰爭與和平》的作者。

創新需要信念,信念需要我們放棄掌控。Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control.

Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control.
– Julia Cameron, Artist
創新需要信念,信念需要我們放棄掌控。
– 茱莉亞.卡麥隆 (1948- ) 美國小說家、詩人、劇作家、作曲家及藝術家,其中《創意,是心靈療癒的旅程》(The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity) 。



The best way out is always through.

The best way out is always through.
– Robert Frost, Poet

Temperate, sincere and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them.

Temperate, sincere and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them.

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

The real happiness doesn’t lie in money or success or fame. Real happiness lies in gratitude. So be grateful. Be alive. And live every moment.

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

History teaches, but it has no pupils.

History teaches, but it has no pupils. 
– Antonio Gramsci, Marxist Philosopher

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.

No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly… and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it.

No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly… and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it. 
– Murasaki Shikibu, Novelist

What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right.

What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right. 
– Albert Einstein, Physicist

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Philosopher

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. 
- Theodore Roethke, Poet

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly.

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly.
– Will Durant, Historian

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

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